It's the 15th of November and life is good with the Palmer's. With the exception of Alexa having a killer cold and Brent taking a header off a 6 foot platform at work and having 9 stitches in his lip, things are great. Hmmm, I seem to have escaped any ailments this time around - so good for me. I'm sure I just threw the challenge out there and now I'm next on the list!
Alexa is doing fabulous here. She got her 1st report card and I'm happy to announce that she is having a much better year than last year. Still room for improvement but I am thrilled with her progress. She has met some amazing friends and is loving life. There are two in particular (Daci and Kyle - no special order, just alphabetic) that have been hanging around a lot, and short of doing their laundry and checking their homework, I'm starting to feel like they are part of the family. They must feel at home here because they now yell for me when they are at the other end of the house just like Alexa does. Now when I hear MOM being yelled, I'm not quite sure who it is, with the exception of Kyle.......his voice is deeper than the girls. They are always wanting me to put them in order of who is my favorite and I keep telling them they are all my favorite (but you know who you are!)lol
Alexa took a surfing lesson last weekend and loved it. She was very sore the next day and had bruises on her hips from the board but I think it is something that she is definitely going to want to do next spring. We will post pics soon.
All of us went home for the East/West game a few weeks ago and had a great time. It was so nice to see everyone again and Alexa had a blast hanging out with all her West High buddies at the game. She was glad to be able to go home and see everyone, but was ready to come back here too. She has totally made the transition. As you know, as a mom, I couldn't ask for more. She's happy, so now I can continue on with my journey of trying to figure out my place with this whole move.
Things are progressing with Crosswinds and I have become much more organized with my financial responsibilities. Don't worry, your donations have always been safe, but now I can honestly say I don't feel buried with all the logistics/paperwork that I kept putting off. I feel very comfortable with two of the three programs that I am using and am now ready to tackle Quick Books - ugh!
I guess that's all for now. I have to get Alexa moving. She has guard practice this morning from 10-2 and is not too thrilled to have to get out of bed.
Stay tuned for future and more frequent posts!